The Hexagram consists of 6 sides, 6 points and 6 smaller triangles, thus 666. Before Revelations in the Bible was written, 666 stood for the Triple Goddesses as 6 was a sacred number, and still is today in Hinduism and Buddhism.So the story of the Beast 666 in Book of Revelations was a attack on Goddess worship as 666 was also used to represent the Triple Babylonian Goddess Ishtar whom Revelations called, "The Great Whore Of Babylon" ....WOMANTHOUARTGOD
It was/is a well known amongst Pagans (ancient and Modern) that the number 666 was used to represent the triple goddess, where each 6 was used to represent a separate stage in the female life cycle (Mother, Maiden, Crone )and a phase of the moon (Full, New, Waning), and where each of the three phases were said to rule one of the realms of the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. (above, center, below)
The three phases were used to depict what the pagans believed were the 3 stages of Man's evolution on earth: Body, Soul and Spirit and the goddess was used to depict man.
Many Pagans (and occultists in general) believe that every human being originated from the monad (source) through a process they refer to as involution whereby the Monad disintegrated into pieces and descended into matter: Put in simpler terms, involution is the process whereby the parts of the source disintegrated and fell into material vehicles (Man) i.e.their god is resident in all human beings i.e he is the universal spirit of creation.
However, the humans are ignorant of the fact that he is resident in them. The process that man has to undergo in order to become conscious of the spark of the god (2 Cor 4:4) that is resident in his/her body is what occultists refer to as evolution i.e the change of the consciousness of man from body (ignorance) to soul (awakening, yearning) and soul to spirit (fully awakened and conscious of spirit):
Evolution is thus the movement 'forward' by which the created universe evolves from its initial state of inconscience (i.e. as matter), evolves animated life forms and mental beings (i.e. humans), and continues to evolve spiritual properties, and in that process rediscovers its source ('god' consciousness).
-The world-spirit in exile must go through the Inferno of matter and the Purgatory of morals to arrive at the spiritual Paradise.”G. Quispel
During this transition, man must pass through the three phases of the goddess: The three phases of the goddess are therefore arch-types of the phases that humanity must pass through in order to reunite with the source:
The body conscious man (body, physical, rejection of anything supernatural) must become conscious of the latent spark of sin in his body (soul consciousness: adherents of religion and man imposed morals are people who realize that there are deeper mysteries to nature and morality than what their natural senses tell them about them) in order to awaken and be in union with the source (spirit).
Hinduism's depiction of the triple goddess
In Samkhya, a school of Hindu philosophy, Purusha (the source) is pure consciousness. It is thought to be people's true identity, to be contrasted with Prakrti, or the material world.
Varna refers to the Hindu belief that human beings were created from different parts of the body of the divinity Purusha. That is why in Sanskrit grammar, Purush is indicated as person i.e. First Person.: I.e The person humanity disintegrated from.
On the other hand, Prakriti Purusha's consort refers to the varying levels of the manifestation/modes of operation of Purusha on earth. It is composed of the three gunas which are tendencies or modes of operation, known as sattva (preservation), rajas (creation), and tamas (destruction) (The three phases of the goddess)
People who are of a satvic nature and whose activities are mainly based on satva will tend to seek answers regarding the origin and truth of material life. Rajas is associated with concepts of energy, activity, ambition, and passion; so that, depending on how it is used, it can either have a supportive or hindering effect on the evolution of the soul.
Tamas is commonly associated with inertia, darkness, insensitivity (destruction) Souls who are more tamasic are usually materialistic and self seeking and least likely to seek the source of Creation. Prakriti is closely associated with the concept of Maya within Vedic scripture.
According to the ancient vedic science of Ayurveda, the three gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas) as they pertain to the human physiology are called doshas: kapha, pitta, vata. The balance or imbalance of these doshas defines the prakriti or nature of one's body.
The three gunas represent the three phases of the goddess who is represented as Prakiti while Purusha represents the source (god)
...-Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions." -Source:Lucius Ferraris, “Papa,” art. 2, in his Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica. (“Handy Library”), Vol. 5, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition, column 1823, Latin.
It is therefore no coincidence that many Catholic Popes wore a Papal Tiara (also known as the Triple Tiara) to show their dominion over the 'heavens',earth and the lower regions i.e they had attained mastery of the three phases of the moon (the three sixes) and had thus attained 'perfection'.
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen 3:5
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.1 John 3:8
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.2 Cor 4:4
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.John 8:34
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.Rom 8:21
Whether we are willing to accept it or not, satan is the source and power behind our sinful nature and the supreme ruler of the world order of sin (As a result of man's fall into sin).
As is clearly evident in Rom 8:21 (which i quoted above), the creation (Paul was referring to other living beings apart from man) is in bondage (to satan) and that is why they (including man) all have a corruptible (perishable) nature.i.e when Adam and Eve fell into bondage, the whole creation was also subjected to bondage with them and hence a new world order of bondage to sin and satan came into being: One that was subservient to satan
Satan's promise to Eve that she (and her seed) would be elevated to 'godhood' if she disobeyed God and chose to eat (ingest i.e involution) of the forbidden tree (the tree represents a satanic/sinful consciousness) was not totally achieved when she ate the fruit (Characteristics) of the forbidden tree.
Her seed would have to pass through 3 phases to fully realize it: Body Soul and Spirit and it is when her seed realizes the mystery that satan is the one source of all creation and totally surrenders to his power that satan's promise of 'godhood' would be attained.
When this realization takes place, the source would be awakened from its dormant state (in everyone that has not repented and accepted the righteous image of Jesus in their hearts) and would control the minds of everyone in its world order.
He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God 2 Thess 2:4 (NIV)
Since the fall of Adam and Eve from God's grace, sin has been in operation on earth but it has been restrained in varying degrees by God's Spirit (in Christians) and by the ignorance of the full potential of the image of sin (in the world: i.e body and soul consciousness)
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.2Thess 2:7 (NIV)
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.Prov 14:12
666 is therefore the journey to realize and become one with the image of sin that lives in man's heart (the journey to perfectly understand the 3 phases of the goddess, the Quran refers to the phases as Nafs) and that is why occultists believe that nothing is permanent and that humanity is in a constant state of flux. (The same way all of the moon's phases are never constant)
It is a journey that occultists believe that humanity must embark on individually and collectively (through social engineering) in order to become perfected and it is one that will result in the damnation of humanity because sin destroys (which is why God seeks to restrain man from realizing sin: Gen 2:17 , Gen 11:6 , Gen 6:3 )
Man was created on the 6th day so 6 is the number of man. The three phases (sixes) represent the 3 stages in man's evolution to become what satan promised Eve and it is when man attains the final stage (Gains full knowledge of the three sixes) that his destruction would be sealed by God and that is the reason why God clearly forbids man from receiving the number (the Beast personifies everything that 666 represents and that is why he carries/chanels the woman i.e he transmits everything the triple goddess represents)
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:Rev 14:9-10
Receiving the number in the forehead and right hand means that our Mind (forehead) and thoughts (actions) are attuned with the source i.e we think and act from satanic will, not from individual will.